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Mission Statement

The TSA National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) exists to deter and detect the introduction of explosive devices into the transportation system. In addition, bomb threats cause disruption of air, land and sea commerce, and pose an unacceptable danger to the traveling public and should be resolved quickly. Explosives Detection Canine Teams are a proven reliable resource to detect explosives and are a key component in a balanced counter-sabotage program. The use of highly trained Explosives Detection Canine Teams is also a proven deterrent to terrorism directed towards transportation systems and provides a timely and mobile response support to facilities, rail stations, airports, passenger terminals, seaports and surface carriers.


The PSC program here at George Bush Intercontinental has been established to conduct Managed Inclusion operations to assist in the screening of passengers and/or employees to prevent the unauthorized entrance of explosives materials into the sterile area. with this in mind it is essential that the PSC's remain proficient in the detection of the explosive material on individual's, which can only be accomplished by the means of Real Time training with actual people playing in the role of passenger with real-world explosive training aids placed and/or concealed about their person and/or belongings.


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